Peninsula transportation consternation

Happy Friday, everybody.

A flock of seagulls supposedly knocked out power in San Mateo County this morning. Highway 101 on the Peninsula was closed near Highway 92 during the lunch hour so PG&E could repair the damaged power lines, sending lunchtime freeway traffic onto local streets. And so I ran. I ran so far away.

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California Driver Manual and bicyclists

California Driver Handbook 2010 cover
The California DMV recently published a new, 2010 edition of the California Driver Handbook. A change over previous editions is additional information about how motorists should behave around cyclists.

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Caltrans adopts Complete Streets action plan

Caltrans Director Randell Iwasaki approved a Complete Streets Action Plan on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, directing state transportation agency employees to “view all transportation improvements as opportunities to improve safety, access, and mobility for all travelers in Calfornia and recognizes bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes as integral elements of the transportation system.”

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Miley Cyrus rides a bicycle

Photos of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth ride cruiser bikes outside of her home in Toluca Lake, California on March 5, 2010.

Confidential to Miley: Sweetheart, I’m glad you’re having a good time on that bike, but you look very cramped. You’ll be much more comfortable if you raise your saddle a few inches. Look at Liam’s bike and posture and I think you’ll see what I mean.

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